Staging Diva Graduate, Stacy Goade, received calls from two prospective clients the same day she was thinking of giving up on her dream.
(UNITED STATES) April 21, 2011 – Alaska home stager Stacy Goade, the first Staging Diva Graduate in Alaska, is an excellent example of why one should never give up on their dream. Besides marketing services offered, a home stager also needs to maintain a positive mindset and a strong belief in him or herself or else they’ll never know what they might miss out on.
Debra Gould, founder of the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program, explains, “Stacy Goade wrote to tell me about the great note her business ended on last year. On December 29, the very day that she was feeling so discouraged that she contemplated giving up the staging business she started a few months ago, her phone rang not once but twice in 20 minutes. The calls came from two different Realtors®, one wanting Stacy’s help to stage a home that would be listed in the new year and the other asking her to speak at a team meeting in March.”
Those real estate agents contacted Stacy from her profile page on the Staging Diva Directory of Home Stagers, and through relentless networking efforts using her new, professionally designed home staging business cards.
Stacy says, “I reflect on the advice and insights Debra shared with me and other Staging Diva graduates; don’t give up your dream, you can do it, things happen when you least expect it, a web presence is essential, search engine optimization is even more essential, find your opportunities and your niche, keep at it, be business smart, and focus on the positive.”
Stacy adds, “Running your own business is a lot of work and a testimony to your attitude and fortitude! Thank you Debra for your ongoing support and patience, sharing your insights and advice, your incredible business savvy, and for being invested in our success by availing yourself to us for individual help and encouragement through coaching.”
This story proves that nobody can know where that next home staging project may come from and why an aspiring home stager should not be so quick to give up on their dreams.
About Staging Diva
The creator of the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program, Debra Gould has staged millions of dollars worth of real estate, including seven of her own homes. She is the president of home staging firm SixElements.com and has trained over 4000 home stagers in the U.S., Canada and 20 other countries to start and grow their own businesses.
Debra has gained international recognition through features in major media in the US and Canada including: This Old House, HGTV, CNN Money, CBC National News, CBS Radio, Global TV, City TV, The Wall Street Journal, Women’s Day, Reader’s Digest and more.
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